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Rally chairman resigns

By Natasha Swift 14th September 2016

Rally chairman resigns
IAN LOBB: Rally organiser has stepped down

THE CHAIRMAN of a Clay Country steam and vintage rally has stepped down to focus on chasing his dreams of becoming a Cornwall Councillor.

Ian Lobb announced last week that he was no longer part of the St Dennis Steam and Vintage Rally committee.

He said he had stepped down, alongside general secretary Tony Lobb, on June 30 citing his commitments as a St Dennis parish councillor and his ambition to become a Cornwall Councillor next May.

Mr Lobb told the Voice: “I have decided to step down from the whole lot because of personal commitments with the parish council and I will be standing for election next year for Cornwall Council and want to focus more time on that in the near future.

“We are currently in the process of applying for grants for the playing field in St Dennis to improve the facilities and there are various things I’m trying to do and it all takes time.

“I felt it was the right time to step down. This is the way I have got to go forward.”

Mr Lobb has asked that all correspondence regarding bill enquiries, licensing, planning, public relations, environmental, highways or health and safety should be directed at remaining  committee members.

He said members could be contacted through treasurer Daphne Butler, health and safety officer, Murray Cotton or vice chair Dan Combellack.

The committee held its annual general meeting last night.

This comes after the event from April 2 to April 3 was called off due to safety fears over the adverse weather.

Organisers had attempted to avoid similar scenes to 2015 when the site at Whitegate Meadows was transformed into a mud bath.

This year the 35-acre site near St Columb was shut down due to safety reasons less than 24 hours after opening.

Heavy rain saw visitors, exhibitors and sponsors sent home.

No refunds were offered to those who had bought camping or entry tickets following the cancellation of the event, as organisers said the circumstances were beyond their control.

By Natasha Swift 14th September 2016

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